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Construction & Work Injuries Archives

Giuseppe Pagano Killed in Fall at Construction Site Near Grand Central

Construction worker Giuseppe Pagano was tragically killed after falling nearly 30 feet from an unguarded scaffold on a construction site near Grand Central Station on Saturday, May 18, 2019. He is at least the fourth construction worker in New York City to be killed in a work accident this year.

Worker Seriously Injured in Fall at Unfinished Stairwell in Brooklyn

A construction worker suffered serious head injuries after falling down a building shaft at a construction site in Brooklyn on Friday, May 10, 2019. He was taken to Bellevue Hospital in critical condition. Work at the site has been halted, and the contractor responsible for the site has been cited with multiple safety violations. 

Construction Worker Injured in Fall onto Subway Tracks in Sunset Park

A construction worker was seriously injured in a fall while performing upgrade work on subway tracks on Fourth Avenue between 53rd and 52nd Street in Sunset Park on Wednesday, May 8, 2019. The worker was rescued by the FDNY and taken to NYU Langone Hospital with serious but not life-threatening injuries. 

Fatal Falls Are at an All-Time High, and Other Workplace Fatality Trends

An all-time high 887 American workers were killed in fatal falls in 2017, according to a new report from the Census of Fatal Occupational Injuries. This record number of on-the-job fatalities represents a 4.48% increase from the 849 fatal falls recorded in 2016.

Angel Ezpinoza Killed by Falling Scaffolding in Morningside Heights

Staten Island construction worker Angel Ezpinoza was tragically killed on Thursday afternoon, June 12th when a piece of scaffolding fell and struck him in the head. Ezpinoza, 28, suffered severe head trauma and was rushed to Mount Sinai St. Luke's hospital, where he was pronounced dead.